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Fun Place to work
Regional Finance Director- Americas (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 19, 2018
Work like balance, great management, career advancements are limited for certain functions, opportunities are limited for non technical jobs, overall great company.
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Lack of Career Advancement
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 15, 2018
Lack of leadership has resulted in a lack of vision. A toxic culture prevails throughout the Sales, Client Services and Marketing teams. Client needs are secondary. Poorly managed projects for new products have gone over budget with no ROI. Marketing has no budget for key events and the Sales team is not recognized or compensated appropriately. Career advancement is linked to agreeing with management and not challenging what they say.
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Lack of Leadership & Poor Management
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Lack of Software Development Experience in Leadership
Lead QA Technologist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 14, 2018
Company did not properly research what it would take to reach it's vision for the product we were trying to develop. We switched methods of development, product design, and contract developers more than once leading to not having a viable product within the unreasonable time frame leadership desired for their ROI.
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Great place to work
TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 27, 2018
Great place to work - opportunities for advancement, personal growth, and travel.

Great people, excellent management, and wonderful atmosphere.

Supportive team.
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Built a career
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Annapolis, MDApril 16, 2018
Learned and expanded my core talents while gaining meaningful employment. Made friends around the world and loved my job.

Was able to use many inherent skills to increase the value of our products and enhance skills of my coworkers.
Pros
Time off.
Cons
Middle management could use an overhaul.
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Good benefits but lack of advancement opportunity poor senior Tech management
Senior Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 11, 2018
A lot of acquisitions in recent years which translate into a lot of project/integration related work.
A lot of bureaucracy in IT management. All senior IT managers are based out of UK and has minimal visibility of what happens outside Edinburgh.
Pros
good vacation & medical
Cons
no room for adv.
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Good work culture with great minds in the industry to work with
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 10, 2018
Good work culture with great minds in the industry to work with. They are the experts in Oil/ Gas, PetroChemicals, Upstream, Downstream consultants.
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Only an Internship
Summer Intern (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXNovember 5, 2017
Wood Mackenzie was the most sane place I ever worked. Low employee turnover and a Scottish owner led to a culture where coworkers in and between different groups trusted each other, respected each other, and worked on long-term company objectives together.
Work life balance was very much in favor of life.
The work product is good and interesting. The staff were universally friendly and kind.
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All the questions
Mail Room Support Clerk (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 11, 2017
I just hate going here every day the long trips and the rude people that make you want to pull out your hair and jump out the window. I will never think about this place another day of my life until I die.
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Great company
Product Specialist Consultant - North America (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 25, 2017
This company puts our impecable research products. They have been working on improving the user friendliness of there products but the actual research is second to none. A shining star in the area of energy research
Pros
Great research products
Cons
Stuffy corporate environment to work
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Grew too fast & then laid off tons of people
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 19, 2017
Company management has no clue what's going on, they grew so fast for a few years & were hiring non-stop. After doing so, realized there mistake & started to lay people off left and right.
Pros
Gas & oil companies pay well
Cons
Some management departments have no clue how to properly do their job
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Maintaining business growth in a challenging and competetive market
Research Analyst; Modelling and Data analysis (Former Employee) –  Annapolis, MDFebruary 1, 2016
Meeting internal and external client requests for forecasting and model data reporting.

Researching and extracting fundamental data for energy market scenario and base case reporting conception.

Maintaining data availability awareness and communicating with stake holders risks to the reporting schedule.

Keeping people connected to the brain trust integration of several differently focused energy divisions.

All of this teaches you personable and continuous communication and knowledge sharing techniques. It also heightens your awareness to the bigger business picture and makes you a commercial thinker.

The opportunity of being a key part of a project's success while working together with creative and diversified minds is extremely satisfying and rewarding; even with its complexity and translation misinterpretations.

I enjoy the most the out-of-the box creativity to develop and build data and analytical tools of efficiency that support key members; clearing up their time for the important development of more insightful products for business improvement.
Pros
Collaborative and Collegeal interaction
Cons
Often times too serious and lacking in senses of humor
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Good place to work
Upstream Supply Chain Research Analyst (contract) (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 7, 2015
Good people to work with. People are easy to get along with. Flexible working schedule plus I was able to work from home on bad weather days. They also have weekly training sessions for employees.
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Conservative culture, academic environment
Senior Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 29, 2015
The leadership at Wood Mackenzie frequently say that the company has a very "conservative" culture. What that means is that they do not want to take the risks necessary to grow very fast. There is a lot of internal resistance to changing anything. When I started there it was mostly industry veterans with extensive experience and client contact was encouraged. Over time the company shifted to hiring mostly new college grads and tended not to replace experienced staff who left. I've also heard leadership say they want to create an academic environment in the office. That might sound good to some, but clients look for real world knowledge, not theory.
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UK Company with small office in downtown Boston
STAFF ACCOUNTANT (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 19, 2015
Wood Mackenzie is a global company. Work with Edinburgh office in the morning, Houston office all day and Australia office in the late evening. My manager was located in the Houston office so had many phone conversations. Boston was a small office; only accounting person located in MA.
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Fantastic company to work for - people are their product
Head of Global Events (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 18, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed working at Woodmac, especially at a time of such evolvement and investment into the company. I would recommend it to those that would have interest and qualify.
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Stepping stone for your career
Client Services (Former Employee) –  HoustonMay 23, 2015
There are great people at Wood Mackenzie, and there is so much knowledge that can be learned from them. Wood Mackenzie is a good place to start your career, but I have seen few opportunities for progression, and I have seen fellow colleagues passed up for promotions. As the company works towards being "more professional" less concern is given to the workers.
Pros
5 week vacation/holiday, company 401k match, nice diversity, nice colleagues
Cons
Very few growth opportunities, slow technology
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Enjoy the job but very UK oriented
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 6, 2015
Management needs to understand that company is Global, therefore what may work well in one office will not in another. Must be more flexible in dealing with local issues.
Pros
the people, benefits package
Cons
salary, UK management
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Fun, energized and creative environment
Consulting Administrator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 23, 2014
Excellent benefits and compensation package. Great work-life balance.
Cons
Politics, management
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Diverse company
Human Resources Consultant (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 13, 2014
Good work life balance with good benefits. Good colleagues and learn a lot with the diverse culture.
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